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Review: A Mathematician Reads the NewspaperUser Review - Vicki Cline - Goodreads
The author of Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences finds references to numbers, math and statistics in most parts of the newspaper and finds many instances where they are misused or misunderstood. He also offers ways for writers to get it right. Read full review
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Review: A Mathematician Reads the NewspaperUser Review - Harish - Goodreads
The book contains about 50 bite-sized (2-4 pages, mostly) unrelated pieces, upon reading which you will know of enough mathematical nuances that will turn you into a mathematical curmudgeon and take the pleasure out of reading the morning newspaper. A great bathroom reader for the math nerd. Read full review
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